Last Birds

 

Highlights from Last Birds' debut release October 16th, 2020 include:

Americana Music Radio Show with Charles Christian

Folk Roots Radio Show with Jan Hall

CBC Saskatchewan Weekend with Peter Mills

Earshot DDS Artist of the Week

 

Press Release for Worry About It (PDF)

One Sheet for Worry About It (PDF)

 

 

Last Birds  is the musical offspring of Lindsay Arnold and Mike Davis.    This new project follows their success with the folk group, Hook & Nail, which includes a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for New/Emerging Artist of the Year in 2020 and reaching  #4 on the SaskMusic’s Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2018 list.  Over the past two years Mike and Lindsay have been writing songs that focus on vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars, balancing the sound on the musical intimacy possible in a spouse duo. Keeping the instrumentation minimal, their songs hearken to the early days of country folk music while exploring dilemmas of the modern world.    

Holding a mirror to current events, Last Birds' first single, Worry About It follows a troubled mind through a 24-hour period. With great empathy for the human condition, the song touches on growing anxieties that plague our personal and world views.   Worry About It features a dual lead vocal approach with Lindsay Arnold and Mike Davis singing close harmonies, a style influenced by the Everly Brothers.  Their voices are layered over interwoven acoustic guitars and supported by accomplished studio musicians, Steve Hinson (pedal steel), Jayson Brinkworth (percussion), and Brad Prosko (electric guitar).  

Last Birds Bio (PDF)

 

Worry About It Official Video Release - October 20, 2020

Last Birds refused to let the current pandemic restrictions stop them from making a video for the release of their first single. Mike and Lindsay decided to produce their own video using what they had available at home.  The video was shot on location in Estevan, Saskatchewan using an iPhone.  The footage was captured through the cracked and weathered windows of 20-year-old mini-van.   An anonymous driver travels through night to day to evening in a disconcerting maze of ordinary life.   

 

Live Performance of Worry About It  

From the Sasktel Max Local on Demand Concert recorded July 16, 2020

 

 

Promotional Photos

Please feel free to contact Last Birds for more photo options

 

High Res Photo Available here 

 

 

High Res Album Art Available here

 

High Res Photo Available here

Past Performances and Events

2020

Livestream Matinee from The Anexx - Minto School, North Portal

Estevan United Way Telethon

Oh, Well Lockdown Version selected for Protest Songs: a video exhibition and screening Trinity Square Centre, Toronto, ON

Acoustic Saskatchewan: a SaskTel Max Local on Demand concert, recorded in Lumsden, SK

Open House Livestream Series, Presented by SaskMusic, CBC Sask and Creative Saskatchewan

International Women’s Day, Artesian Theatre, Regina, SK

 

Performances with Hook & Nail in 2019 (selected)

Gateway Festival, Bengough, SK

Ribfest, Swift Current, SK

Rafferty Rumble, Estevan, SK

Big Day at the Farm, Rosthern, SK

Bow Valley Jamboree, Oxbow, SK

Creative City Centre, Regina, SK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Email:  lastbirdsmusic@gmail.com

Facebook: @lastbirdsmusic

Instagram: @lastbirdsmusic

Twitter: @lastbirdsmusic

Youtube: Last Birds Music

 

Technical Info

Download a copy of the stage plot/tech requirements: here